Sunday, January 29, 2006


Albany Terror Suspect Has The Audacity To Demand Bail

Yassin Aref, 35, imam of the Masjid as-Salam mosque in Albany who has been incarcerated since September on terror related charges is currently seeking bail. According to an article which appeared in NY Newsday, Aref sought bail relief so that he could support his family.

The logic isn't forthcoming, since if he has sufficient funds to post a hypothetical "bail" then he would certainly be able to provide for his family. Similarly, if the "community" was able to raise funds to support bail, then they could alleviate any hardship the family might be experiencing. The real motivation behind the bail action is likely to be more nefarious.

For background on this case see: Washington Post and Not suprisingly, CAIR and Islamic forums rallied around the suspects when they were first arrested 18 months ago. The defense team originally called the whole affair a "joke".


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